EFCC Grills Ex-Reps Deputy Speaker, Nwuche, Over N5.6bn Amnesty Scam

Chibudum-NwucheA former deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chibudom Nwuche, has been questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over an alleged N5.6billion scam.

The former deputy Speaker of the House of Reps honoured an invitation by the anti-graft agency yesterday at about 11a.m but at the time of publishing this report, it was not clear if he was detained overnight or allowed to go home and report on a later date.

It was learnt that Nwuche was grilled over a N5.6bn contract which his company, Foundation For Youth Development, allegedly received from the immediate past Presidential Adviser on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Kingsley Kuku.

He was further alleged to have secured three contracts from the amnesty office in 2012 for the training of ex-militants in Malaysia, but did nothing about the contract, even after collecting N2.8bn.

“The money was allegedly laundered through some companies, individuals and Bureau De Change operators back to Kuku through a front who is also being investigated by the EFCC”, an inside source said.

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